LAVAL, Que. – Jennifer Abel, a Canadian diver, has announced her retirement.
Olympic silver and bronze medalist, 30 years old from Laval. Que., also won 10 medals at the world championships, the most of any Canadian divers.
Olympic silver and bronze medalist, 30 years old from Laval. Que. , Also won the most 10 World Championship medals from Canadian divers. Abel and Melissa Citrini Beaulieu won the Synchronous Springboard Silver at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in August.
Abel won the bronze medal at the same event as Emily Heymans at the London 2012 Games. Abel finished fourth in both the individual springboard and synchro events in Rio in 2016.
She is engaged to professional boxer David Lemieux.
“My life as an athlete has prepared my adult life, and now my life to be a mother,” Abel said in her Tuesday statement.
Today I know how to forgive myself after failure. There, what energy do you need to be able to unleash your strength in the face of adversity and succeed.
Abel won six silver and four bronze medals at the World Championships during her career.
When she participated in the sport, her testimony said, “There weren’t many mixed-race girls diving,” and “black girls were found in athletics and basketball, not in the pool.”
But, Abel’s dream has made it happen.
“There were great moment in my career. Now is the time to start a new chapter.”
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